Rath Dalton


Hello, I’m Rath Dalton. Yes, Mom was a Basil Rathbone fan so that explains the name.

I hope you enjoy my work here on Smashwords. I can’t stop writing anyway, so if you keep coming back there should always be something new. By the way, thanks; it is an honor to be allowed to have some measure of access to the controls on the entertainment system in your life. I will try not to let you down.

Different authors have different takes on writing. I see it as a process where the writer needs to touch and tickle stored memories in the reader’s head, memories that bring out emotions and feelings that turn a shopping list of incidents into something real. It is a multi-tasking process that can go easily awry. I liken it to driving a bus and doing pantomime at the same time except the driver never knows for sure if he got his point across. At best, he knows that some people went for a ride. Occasionally there is positive feedback and that’s fuel in the tank.

So hop aboard, let’s go on a trip. There should be interesting stops along the way. If you like what you read, write a positive review here on Smahswords and if you wonder why I was flapping my arm as we rolled around that last bend, ask me about it at rathdalton@gmail.com.



Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A new neighbor tells a tale of an Egyptian curse. Horror, Short story
Mister Fixit
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A chance meeting at a bar shows Ed Strickland why his life has never seemed right. Horror Short Story
Net Zero
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A woman struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of bizarre visions. Horror, short story
The Grave Digger
Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Horror » General
A boy vies with his father during the depression years. Short story, Coming of age
Sweetbreads for Johnny
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
A group of Zombies attend a high school dance, slurp java at a coffee shop and even get a little nooky. Short story, horror, farce.
Front Land
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A truth is revealed between two neighbors during a snow storm. Short story
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
A lost child in a department store sets two men at odds. Short story. Horror. Thriller.
Scratch That
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A woman watches as her husband descends into insanity. Short story
Benson's World
Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
School Bully, Benson Beutweiler makes a new friend and discovers a brave new world. Short story.
Earth Unraveled
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,000. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Soldier Tom Brooks returns home from the war in Iraq only to be caught up in a battle between Heaven and Hell. After a night of drinking, a medium links him to the supernatural world where Brooks finds himself as the sole representative of mankind. He must commit an act that will represent humanity for final judgment.

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Smashwords book reviews by Rath Dalton

  • Armilus: It was the best of times. It was the End of Times. on Dec. 26, 2015

    Peter Bowman’s writing has a warmth that is rare. He uses it to spin a story that is an anthem for any of us who are tired of the world’s constant push for bigger! Better! And faster! Technlogy. The book brings together a group of characters who are manipulated into working for a pro-technology icon. They desperately try to turn the tables on the forward march of this de-humanizing force but the odds are against them. I enjoyed the book and found that the author was often several steps ahead of me.